Feeding livestock for market is a business venture for our local kids, challenging them to produce a marketable animal that meets quality meat grading standards and which returns a profit. Additionally, through the 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) educational livestock marketing programs, members acquire knowledge and understanding of sound livestock production and management practices.
The Delta County Fair's Junior Market Livestock Sale is your opportunity to support Delta County youth in these efforts. 4-H and FFA members are offering their market animals over the auction block through this sale. As a buyer, your participation encourages and recognizes youth for their time, effort and the expense expended toward raising an animal for market. Additionally, you will obtain advertising value through the purchase of these animals.
Buyers get top-quality beef, pork, lamb, rabbit or poultry at attractive prices. Friends, neighbors and relatives may share in the purchase. Businesses and organizations receive advertising value through their purchases and can use the purchases for employee picnics or barbeques, as goodwill gifts, or may auction off wrapped meat as a fundraiser.
This year's Junior Market Livestock Sale will be held at the Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss Saturday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the Delta Extension Office, at 874-2195.
Your support of the Delta County Fair and of local youth is appreciated by these local kids. See you at the fair!blog comments powered by Disqus